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Güstrow Rural District

former rural district of Germany

Güstrow (IPA: [ˈgʏstʁo]) is a former district in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

Güstrow
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Country Germany
StateMecklenburg-Western Pomerania
DisbandedSeptember 2011
CapitalGüstrow
Area
 • Total2,058 km2 (795 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total111,200
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registration
Websitehttp://www.kreis-gue.de

HistoryEdit

From 1621 to 1695 the present-day district was the small duchy of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Afterwards large parts belonged to the duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and a small part to the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (see Mecklenburg).

The district of Güstrow was made in 1994 by joining the old districts of Güstrow, Teterow and Bützow.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms displays:

The colours are derived from the arms of the dissolved district of Bützow.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Other websitesEdit